Wimbledon has been dropped just because since the Second World War because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The extreme choice was made by all the England Club boss at a crisis executive gathering on Wednesday, where they concluded that it will be outlandish for the competition to be moved back to later in the year, or to be played without fans.
The Wimbledon was at first because of start on 29 June, to late July.
An announcement on the Wimbledon site stated: “It is with incredible lament that the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of The Championships have today concluded that The Championships 2020 will be dropped because of general wellbeing concerns connected to the coronavirus pandemic. The 134th Championships will rather be arranged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.
“Highest in our psyche has been the wellbeing and security of those who meet up to get Wimbledon going – the general population in the UK and guests from around the globe, our players, visitors, individuals, staff, volunteers, accomplices, temporary workers, and nearby occupants – just as our more extensive duty to society’s endeavors to handle this worldwide test to our lifestyle.”
The club included: “It is the Committee of Management’s view that scratch-off of The Championships is the best choice in light of a legitimate concern for general wellbeing, and that having the option to give conviction by taking this choice now, instead of in a little while, is significant for everybody associated with tennis and The Championships. Individuals from the open who paid for tickets in the Wimbledon Public Ballot during the current year’s Championships will have their tickets discounted and will be offered the opportunity to buy tickets for that day and court for The Championships 2021. We will discuss straightforwardly with all ticket-holders.”
It is the first run through since 1945 – the last year of the Second World War there will be no Grand Slam occasion in SW19.
Coronavirus has just guaranteed 1,789 lives in the UK, with more than 25,150 cases.